Then there Roman Salute controversy.
I trusted Mike Cernovich before the election. I did the Gorilla Mindset course after hearing him on FreeDomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux. That was right after the Orlando shooting. His website, Danger and Play, brought a lot of things I was interested in together into one package – fitness, philosophy, masculinity, politics, law, internet marketing, even cage fighting, into one package. I needed his motivational advice and I can honestly say that everything he advised has born fruit.
Mike was right about Trump too. To be in some small way part of such a truly historical moment was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life.
I don’t know Richard Spencer’s work.
In MAGA Mindset Cernovich explains that the Nazi accusation it is a useful way for liberals to avoid engaging with arguments brought by conservatives – Godwin’s Law. Like other N-words, this word is as powerful as we let it be. This recent splintering of the Alt-right is the first successful blow landed by the left in a while. They forced the disavowal, so important to the social justice warriors.
This is why the Richard Spencer controversy happened. So like all Western men, I must now examine how I feel about Nationalism, white supremacy, Nazism and the Jewish question.
My father was always fascinated with WWII. In order to explain the history of the war to his boys, it was necessary to explain the motivations and perspective of both sides. My father had a respect for the military strength and expertise, and technological innovation that the Germans displayed in WWII. I think a strongly ingrained affinity with the underdog was a part of it too, a result of his Irish blood.
My father always portrayed an extremely empathetic picture of the German soldiers and was enraged by any film that either represented them as stereotypical villains or as cowards. I think the post-WWII anti-Nazi propaganda films grated his empathetic nerve as strongly as todays pro-SJW garbage grates mine. You can’t help but find yourself empathising with the “bad” guys, if only to preserve a sane vision of the world for yourself as a defence mechanism, one bereft of pure evil.
It is an unfortunate result of tribalism that as one enemy is vanquished, if another cannot be found externally, one must be found internally.
This disavowal is the exact thing Trump supporters didn’t let happen during Trump’s campaign. The enemy they were against seemed so powerful they could overlook our differences. This is the isolation tactic Vox Day identified in SJWs Always Lie.
These people are clearly big league players within the movement. Spencer clearly either doesn’t get it, or wishes to be a careerist right wing talking head. I don’t disavow these guys for being White Nationalists. I disavow them for being so fucking selfish and stupid they put the movement at risk. The best point of Roosh’s article was that we missed an opportunity to expand the boundaries of free speech and instead created a limit for ourselves.
Our free speech would have expanded if we helped Spencer, but that opportunity is lost.
I am a law student. Mike Cernovich is a lawyer. I feel that coming from the legal perspective, at least one that appreciates and venerates the English tradition of Common Law, must inevitably lead to an appreciation of Nationalism. This is because in many ways Nationalism and the concepts of negotiation and diplomacy, that were forever tainted by the disaster of the First World War, are the political equivalent of the adversarial justice system which relies on balanced parties reaching an Aristotelian mean through competition and concession. The political apparatus is designed to regulate parity, not define morality. This is the domain of the Eurocentric obsession with collectivism and irrational faith in central planning despite decades of evidence of its failure.
I tried to talk to my brother about Spencer, Nazism and the Alt-Right. He has always been far more interested in WWII and history than me, so I saw him as an authority. My brother differentiates nationalism and Nazism, claiming nationalism focuses more on institutions and culture and Nazism focuses on race. Through Nationalism it is possible to measure the success of societies against one another, separated from racial factors. Is it possible to objectively compare the societies of different cultures? I believe it is. Paul Joseph Watson believes you can.
Like Paul Joseph Watson, Stefan Molyneux and Mike Cernovich, my brother was quick to provide an unsatisfying dichotomy of civic Nationalism and Nazism, making this claim that culture and race can be separated.
So why was that so unsatisfying? Roosh made a compelling article against disavowal. Swedish Nationalist The Golden One sees such concessions as betrayal.Why don’t the left have to disavow Communism? Look at how Castro was just publicly fellated by Trudeu. Obama has never disavowed violence committee by Black Lives Matter.
The fantasy that other races can be assimilated into Western culture kind of reminds me about the old line about Communism – it’s a nice idea that hasn’t been implemented properly. This begs the question of whether such assimilation is possible.
I believe in universally preferable behaviour. The rule of law, the separation of church and state, the free market, the scientific method – this is the West. It is too easy to assume that there is nothing specific that ties our culture to us. Are there inherent ties between the Western races and Western culture that might explain why the leaders of other races seemed so obsessed with control, while our leaders trusted us? Maybe the existence and success of the West skewed the development of those other races, creating a constant state of scarcity that plunged them into r-selected reproductive strategies and worse.
Democracy cannot be maintained with an average IQ under 90, according to Charles C. Murray’s The Bell Curve and researched by Helmuth Nyberg. The IQ disparity seems to be the result of the conditions in the West necessitating the ability to delay gratification as a genetic advantage.
The ability to delay gratification remains the primary test in any civilisation. All forms of education or investment, any resultant success is due to planning and a OODA loop. All addictive and compulsive behaviours are the result of a lack of these characteristics, and todays victim culture privileges such behaviour.
With no God to condition such behaviour the majority have nothing to guide them but a degenerate culture. Gambling and substance abuse are symptoms of a mind that cannot delay gratification and requires a constant illusions of control and participation, like children learning to control their bodily functions or mice hitting the pleasure button.
This slight advantage expanded the West exponentially through technology and innovation, which is why Western culture reveres innovation more than other cultures.
Can Western values truly be assimilated if they cannot be understood by those who do not have the capacity? If not, how can Western values be spread, without voluntarism.